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Poster: sperry Date: Oct 29, 2005 2:28pm
Forum: etree Subject: ipods and dead shows

Does anyone know if you can use these files, wavs or mp3s,from this site or any other free music download site (excluding itunes) with the newer Apple ipods? I have heard both yes and no.

Help.

Thanks in adavnce.
Sperry

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 30, 2005 7:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

I too download the lossless format into Itunes and then to my ipod. My only issue is that there seems to be no way to have a seamless segue from song to song. Obviously this is a little bitt annoying in the middle of a jam, and though it is only a second or so of silence, I was wondering if there is any way to eliminate this problem?

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Poster: elkdog Date: Oct 30, 2005 3:55pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

iPods do not have gapless output, which is the problem. A while back, I signed a petition asking Apple to include gapless output in a new release of the iPod software. Hopefully they'll fix it sometime soon

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Poster: 3roin stones Date: Oct 31, 2005 4:13am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

So in regards to flac/shn. what I do is download either of those formats and then decode to wav and then download the wav's to my Ipod-correcto?

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Poster: elkdog Date: Oct 31, 2005 1:05pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

Yep.
You can also convert them, once they are in iTunes, to Apple Lossless Format, which sill sound the same and take up less space.

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Poster: solomons Date: Nov 1, 2005 12:39am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

you can use the group songs feature, but I think this bascially makes 1 signle track, which I'm not a big fan of. I you want to export to CD, you can set the time between tracks to zero, but that doesn't do much good for ipods

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Poster: Bear in 29206 Date: Oct 30, 2005 10:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

a 2-second default gap is set by most burning software - iTunes included.

Look at Edit>Prferences>Burning in iTunes and you can reset the gap between songs to "none".
Hope this helps!

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Poster: pheevah Date: Oct 30, 2005 1:22am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

Yes, you can. I do it all the time. Download the mp3 versions.

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Poster: sperry Date: Oct 30, 2005 1:22am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

Thanks for the insight. What apple ipod do have?

thanks

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Poster: elkdog Date: Oct 30, 2005 1:50am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

Download the vbr mp3 versions, more specifically- they sound much, much, better than the 64K versions. Also, when you load the files into iTunes, they already have song titles, etc in their metadata, so it's a lot less work for you.

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Poster: sperry Date: Oct 30, 2005 3:20am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

More specifically, I normally download lossless files, then convert to WAVs since they have superior sound over mp3s (then Iburn to a CD). Does the iPod accept these type of files (WAV)?

just want to be sure.

Thanks for your help.

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Poster: elkdog Date: Oct 30, 2005 4:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

The iPod will play .wav files, but as a post below suggests, converting them to Apple lossless will retain the sound quality and save space on your iPod, which will eventually matter to you. I'd go that way if you want to stick with lossless.
The problem another person had below is that iTunes will not play .shn or .flac files, so you need to convert them to .wav first.
If you haven't done so, at least give the vbr mp3's a shot with a show- I was a lossless fan as well until I did a side by side comparison and found that I couldn't tell a difference- it's ultimately less work to download the mp3's but not worthwhile if the loss of fidelity is going to bug you. If your ears are better than mine, though, lossless is the way to go.

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Poster: 3roin stones Date: Oct 30, 2005 3:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

I've tried to download lossless to my Ipod and have not had any success,but I might not know what I'm doing.Really,the mp3's don't sound all that bad-I'm amazed at the sound quality of the Ipod!

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Poster: Scott66 Date: Oct 30, 2005 3:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

i use itunes to burn songs onto my apple ipod. no problem with lossless files as far as i know. sounds great to me and can not really tell any quality difference when played as an mp3 on the ipod (although i am sure there is).
i even have a great 2nd set from 77 on my mobile phone just for sad novelty reasons.hasn't impressed a single person so far!

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Poster: solomons Date: Oct 30, 2005 4:19am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: ipods and dead shows

Here's my 2 cents:
I've been downloading the flc/shn and converting to apple lossless. It takes an extra step to convert to apple lossless, but it takes up half the amount of hd space.